View Full Version : slowing down to a freezed frame
Have you ever seen that effect where in a video they will freeze to a frame but not before slowing very quickly first.
So it would in the space of about 2 seconds go from 100% - 0% of the original clip speed. Now this can be done manually but involves slowing down every frame manually which is a pain in the ass.
Does anybody know an easier way of doing this with premier pro?
08-11-2004, 12:25 PM
im not sure if you can ramp speed in Ppro. I'll try out some things and see if i can find something.
I'm sure you were hoping for an answer in this reply :)
08-11-2004, 02:12 PM
I have an answer, but your not going to want to hear it.
Yeah sure guys, if any of you could figure it out I'd appreciate it. It just seems like too tedious of a task and I've seen it be done far too often for it to be that manual.
08-11-2004, 06:06 PM
I'm telling you, the answer is probably not what you want to hear, but it is out there.
I know that by saying this, people will be pissed at me and call me names, but here is the answer anyways. And please people, I asked this question once long ago and got the same answer. I followed that advice evenutally, and never looked back, but, to each his own right.
and the answer is............
Use Vegas. ;)
08-11-2004, 09:10 PM
The only thing Vegas is good for is gambling. :P
08-12-2004, 06:44 AM
or After Effects too
08-12-2004, 06:44 AM
actually, in Final Cut Pro too... ha :o
08-12-2004, 07:55 PM
That's not helpful, folks.
Here's how I'd go about it:
Place your clip on the timeline on V1. Pick a frame that you want to freeze at, and save it off as a BMP or JPG or whatever. There is some art to doing this, fool with de-interlace settings and the like if appropriate. If you are working in 24P, this won't be much of an issue. Import that frame file, drop it on V2 above where you want the freeze frame to happen, and drag the right side out to the duration you want the effect to freeze for.
Use the razor to split your clip at the frame before the freeze frame. Go back from that point two seconds (or whatever) and use the razor again to split the clip, so that you can work with the segment just before the freeze frame.
By the way, I think you only need about a half second slowdown, but if you want two seconds, that's fine, it is just more work.
Essentially what you want to do now is razor your clip before the freeze frame in several places, increasing in frequency as you get closer to your freeze frame, thus:
o o o o o o
You may not need that many little segments. Right click on each segment, starting from the left, and INCREASE the duration of that clip by 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75%. Get the idea? You are essentially slowing down your clips in steps, but the clips are getting smaller as you work to the right.
Reposition your clips as necessary so they butt back up against each other. After you render, you should have a sort-of ramping speed effect.
A few more tips:
Less is more for this technique. Maybe only two or three clip segments need to be ramped. The less time your audience has to rationally analyze this effect, the better chance you will get them to buy it.
Use evenly divisible percentages by framerate on your footage. If your clip runs at 24 fps, you can increase duration by 25%, 30%, 50%, 60%, and 75% and the effect will look better than if you try to do, say, 13%.
Hopefully you get what I'm trying to convey here. Premiere doesn't have a nice smooth ramping curve, but you can work around that without too much trouble.
08-12-2004, 07:58 PM
P.S., the text box on this forum screwed up my formatting of when you make cuts on your clip. Let's say you've got one second of clip to ramp down. Make your first razor cut at the 16th frame, then the next at the 20th, then the last at the 22nd.
Hopefully that clears it up.
got it :)
08-31-2004, 08:22 AM
import clip to aftereffects and use the time-remap tool. or better get a tool like twixtor in after effects.
09-17-2004, 11:07 PM
Twixtor works in PPro too.